November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
Lot consists of 2 Z.F.12 MG-08 machine gun optics with cases. (A) Z.F.12 optic manufactured by Emil Busch A.G. The right side of the optic is stamped "Z.F.12/ No 877" above "Emil Busch A-G./ Rathenow". Elevation adjustment wheel is unit marked "J.R.28.M.G." above "K" and "74/ 3". Exterior exhibits a green painted finish, with some brass components exhibiting a black painted finish. Rubber eyecup and leather front lens cover strap are present. Sight is accompanied by its original brown leather case that exhibits a boxed Emil Busch manufacturer stamp above a matching "J.R.28.M.G./ 3." unit mark. Interior of case lid retains its 2 polarizing filters. CONDITION: Very good overall, with optic retaining the vast majority of its green painted finish, exhibiting areas of edge wear showing through to silvering, as well as flaking on the elevation adjustment wheel that shows through to mild surface oxidation. Optic shows some spotting, but otherwise retains a clear image. Leather case exhibits external wear from handling and storage, with 1 side strap exhibiting a contemporarily added leather panel, to mitigate some tearing to the strap. Interior of case is very good. (B) Z.F.12 optic manufactured by E. Leitz Wetzlar. Left side of optic body bears the manufacturer logo, with the right side bearing the serial number over "Z F 12". Exterior exhibits a matte green painted finish. Optic retains its leather eyecup. Sight is accompanied by an original leather E. Leitz Wetzlar case stamped "MADE IN GERMANY" on the side of the lid. Interior of case lid retains its paper instruction label. CONDITION: Optic retains the majority of its matte green finish, exhibiting some flaking and areas of wear showing through to a black finish overall. Leather eyecup shows some cracking, but is otherwise fine. Optic is crisp, retaining a sharp image with no spotting. Leather holster exhibits age related cracking and some tearing at edges, but is otherwise study and serviceable. A nice and desirable pair of MG 08 machine gun optics. MLW
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $861.00
Estimate: $1,200 - $2,200
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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